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How To Improve Your Screenshots.

Pro Member Captain
Wing-man Captain

Hi people Wink , I'm sure that some will already use some of the following methods, but I thought I'd share some tips that I use, for those that dont know already.

Firstly, for screen captures, I use Grab/clip/save, I find it a straight forward easy to use tool found here..........
http://www.simviation.com/fsdtutscreensh.htm

I use these settings............. (click all following images again to enlarge)



Another handy tool is Irfanview, IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.

IrfanView is a simple image viewer and editor that supports all major graphic formats, including BMP, DIB, JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, multipage TIFF, and TGA. In addition, it features drag-and-drop support, directory viewing, TWAIN support, slide shows, batch conversion, and modifications, such as color depth, crop, blur, and sharpen.

Version 3.98 features a host of updates, including new thumbnail window option: Load thumbs from all subfolders; alpha blending effect added for slideshow/fullscreen; support for HDR and 3GP formats.

Irfanview can be found and downloaded from here............
http://www.irfanview.com/

Once Irfanview is downloaded and installed, simply put a shortcut on your desktop for access later.
Here's what I do............
After you have captured your shots and saved them to desktop/my pictures/wherever, ( I would recommend you capture them in .bmp format, you can change them later to .jpg for better results.) go to desktop and double click on your Irfanview icon to open up the programme.

1. Put your mouse arrow on (file) and left click,............
(click images again for better view)

2. Then left click the (open tab), this will bring up the window where you can search for your screenshots, in this case, I'm using my spitfire in (My Pictures).............

3. Double left click your screenshot, and it will bring it up like this........

This is where you can now improve yor shots. Wink

4. Left click (image), then left click (Resize/Resample)........

5. You will now have the following............

6. Put a bullet in 800 x 600 Pixels, and click save.

7. Next, left click (image) again, and this time click (Sharpen) like this......
(You will see your screenshot change as you press) (Sharpen)

8. Almost finished, left click (image) again, and this time left click (Enhance Colours) like this.............
(you can use the sliders for your own preference)


9. Lastly, left click (File) (save as...) and your done. Wink

When you click (save as...) dont forget to save your screenshot as .jpg format, you will get better results.
Sorry that this is a long post, and as said earlier, I'm sure that some are already using this method, but it is only a talk through for those that have'nt tried it and want to give it a go. Wink

Pro Member Chief Captain
Greekman72 Chief Captain

Excellent clear and simple (even for a Brick in English like me)guide. Exclamation

Although i dont like to edit or improve my shots im sure that your instructions will be very very useful for many of us.

Good Job Wing-Man Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!

I propose this as a Sticky.

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SteveT Chief Captain

Wingman, thats an EXCELLENT job you've done there! Wink

STICKY STICKY!

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99jolegg Chief Captain

Good guide Wingman! Thumbs Up!

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Very much thanks Wing-man Wink

Great post Very Happy Very Happy

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SteveT Chief Captain

i cant see the settings for grab and save method - is there a way to make them bigger because they are a little blurry thanks Wink

Pro Member Captain
Wing-man Captain

SteveT wrote:

i cant see the settings for grab and save method - is there a way to make them bigger because they are a little blurry thanks Wink

Hi SteveT, click on the image, when it has loaded, click on it again, Thumbs Up! as with them all. Wink

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tomthetank Chief Captain

10 out of 10 Thumbs Up!

Sticky it is

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Wing-man Captain

Thanks for your comments guy's Thumbs Up! if it helps, then it's a result. Wink

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Clapping Top job Wing-Man, thanks for setting it up!

Radar

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chrissie Trainee

What about pressing the the "Print Screen" the opening the paint screen and paste it there, and then save it in the jpeg format. Does that work???

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RadarMan Chief Captain

chrissie wrote:

What about pressing the the "Print Screen" the opening the paint screen and paste it there, and then save it in the jpeg format. Does that work???

Yes but then you can only do one a flight.
With a screen capture utility you can take as many shots as you want.

I use this one, free.
http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm

Radar

Pro Member Trainee
chrissie Trainee

Ok I will download that and check it out. Now another thing is how can I post a screenshot and put it in my forum message like a few people did???

Like if I want to put one of my screen shot in this message here, how can I do that?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

chrissie wrote:

Ok I will download that and check it out. Now another thing is how can I post a screenshot and put it in my forum message like a few people did???

Like if I want to put one of my screen shot in this message here, how can I do that?

Check out this post, It'll help.

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/11288/guide-to-upload-our-pics/

Radar

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